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    There may be a Super Heavy hop by October o_0

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    Any update on this year’s Starship event? Still aiming for September?
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    Neuralink this month & Tesla next month, SpaceX probably October. We will have made a lot of progress by then. Might have a prototype booster hop done by then.

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1299239536535375872
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    So, a 2 engine Super Heavy hop before October's SpaceX update event

    Raptor today: 210 Tf = 462,971 lbf
    Raptor in 6-9 months: 250 Tf = 551,156 lbf
    RaptorVac progressing well (short nozzle tested, long nozzle test upcoming)

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1299373520179216384
    https://twitter.com/tobyliiiiiiiiii/...22343928967175
    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1299423127605256194
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    SN-06 hop.

    No boomski.

    Little bit of a fire from a small tube at the bottom of the skirt that flared previously, but the water cannon put it out.
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    SpaceX: Lands Rocket, shuts down engine...
    SpaceX Launch Operations Director: "Please extinguish the rocket..."

    Elon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwzu...youtu.be&t=100
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    SpaceX released their video



    Next week there is a road closure, likely SN-06 going back to the shipyard and the SN-07.1 test tank going to the new test stand. SN-07.1 is made of a custom 30L stainless alloy used for the SN-08 and later vehicles, and will be tested to failure.

    SN-09 and SN-10 construction has begun.
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    http://www.space.si/en/launch/
    https://www.trisat.um.si/

    We had a successful launch after being postponed twice Slovenia has two satellites in orbit now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by utwigmu View Post
    http://www.space.si/en/launch/
    https://www.trisat.um.si/

    we had a successful launch after being postponed twice slovenia has two satellites in orbit now.
    Excellent!!

    Enter: Raptor Vacuum (RVac)...

    the space version of Raptor.

    2k image, 3k at the tweet
    IMG_20200904_204250-2048.jpg

    @SpaceX
    The first Raptor Vacuum engine (RVac) for Starship has shipped from SpaceX’s rocket factory in Hawthorne, California to our development facility in McGregor, Texas

    https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1302038129990279168
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    Sheeshhh...

    SN-10 o_0

    Brendan @brendan2908
    Sep 4, 2020
    SN10 already coming along. Its downcomer, thrust puck and fore dome sleeve have been spotted.

    by @BocaChicaGal for @NASASpaceflight
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    It is turning into a literal fleet of prototype ships

    IMG_20200905_024312.jpg

    https://twitter.com/BigPony8/status/1302076721680744448
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    SpaceX honeymoon package (good fan art showing lunar Starship's landing system)



    Tim Dodd, The Everyday Astronaut, has a new toy. Musk says the engine's full name is VelociRaptor,

    Everyday Astronaut @Erdayastronaut
    I have a new pride in life 😍 Charles made this absolutely stunning Raptor engine for me and now I think I need a whole collection of engines at scale... how awesome is this?!?! I am blown away!!!

    IMG_20200905_202245.jpg
    IMG_20200905_202259.jpg
    IMG_20200905_202255.jpg
    IMG_20200905_202251.jpg

    https://twitter.com/Erdayastronaut/s...87251779530753
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    Starship FCC Special Temporary Authority (STA) for flights to 20 km (12.43 miles) from October 11, 2020 to April 11, 2021.

    This FCC permit is for telemetry, FAA will issue flight permits later. Maximum permitted altitudes are likely to increase over time.

    https://fcc.report/ELS/Space-Explora...401-EX-ST-2020

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    This STA uses information from previous grant 1041-EX-ST-2020 and is necessary to authorize Starship Prototype suborbital test vehicle communications for Medium Altitude Hops Tests_2 (max altitude 20km) from the Boca Chica launch pad, and the experimental recoveries following the suborbital hops. Trajectory data will be provided directly to NTIA, USAF, and NASA. Launch licensing authority is FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation.
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    Starship SN-08 to fly to 60,000 feet (18,288 meters)

    Soon

    Wow...😎

    Starship SN-08 announcement-1024.jpeg

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1304837274429829121
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    Erc X
    Sep 14, 2020
    You know it’s Endgame when SN8 does this.
    [Twitter video]
    #SpaceX #Starship #ElonMusk
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    Elon Musk @elonmusk
    Pretty accurate simulation, although SN8 will use 3 Raptors. If SN8 craters, SN9 & SN10 are close behind. High production rate allows for fast iteration.
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    Matt
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    It's nuts now! SN8, 9, 10 and 11! what SN Starship do you think could reach orbit first when SpaceX begins to do orbital tests?
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    Just a guess, but probably mid teens. Booster & stacking on orbital pad are likely limiting factors. We’ll build several ships just to improve the production system.

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1305683470107148288
    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1305684908980031488
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    Last night the SN-07.1 test tank was successfully tested to destruction. Now they know what the current design can take. RIP

    Next up: prepping SN-08 for her 18km/60,000ft flight

    IMG_20200923_081500.jpg

    https://twitter.com/brendan2908/stat...21425612173317
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    Not missing a beat...

    Boca Chica road closures

    Primary Date: September 27, 2020
    Backup Dates: September 28 & 29, 2020
    Time (all dates): 2200 - 0700 Eastern
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    SPadre @SpacePadreIsle
    Starship SN8 to rollout to pad tomorrow morning for first round of testing Sunday!!!

    Nose cone likely installed after successful static fires.
    http://cameroncounty.us/spacex/

    https://twitter.com/spacepadreisle/s...05601900756994

    https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/...29980139360256

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